Recently I've been thinking about the dreaded curse of perfectionism, which seems to have been with me forever. It was definitely there at school; my reports said so. It can be frustrating, this drive to make everything Just Right, and sometimes the task seems just too daunting, which leads to the other P word - procrastination. Those two need their own portrait, drawn standing glumly hand in hand!
I usually come up against Mr P when I'm drawing or designing. That's why these days I'm trying to work fast, get it all out there and go back and nitpick later - otherwise nothing would ever get finished. This week I'm about to jump into five weeks of intense art making in illustration agent Lilla Rogers' online course 'Make Art that Sells.' With a new deadline each week, there's going to be no time for me to faff around trying to make things perfect. And that, as hard as it might be, is probably exactly what's needed.